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Guide to Stretton, Cheshire family history and genealogy: parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.
Stretton has been discribed in two ways so I will give both of them both are from "A Topographical Dictionary of England":
STRETTON, a township, in the parish of Tilston, union of Great Boughton, Higher division of the hundred of Broxton, S. division of the county of Chester, 4½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Malpas.
STRETTON, a township, in the parish of Great Budworth, union of Runcorn, hundred of Bucklow, N. division of the county of Chester, 3½ miles (S. by E.) from Warrington. The church was erected in 1827.
Stretton St Michael is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1830 from chapelry in Great Budworth, Cheshire Ancient Parish.
Stretton is a village and civil parish in Cheshire, England not far from Warrington. The parish includes the village of Lower Stretton. It is at the very southern tip of Warrington, about seven miles south of the town centre.
There are two villages called Stretton in Cheshire, the village near Malpas lies in Tilston, Cheshire parish
St Matthew's Church, Stretton is in the village of Stretton, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Great Budworth. Its benefice is combined with that of St Cross, Appleton Thorn.
The village of Stretton was owned by the Starkey family and it is likely that a chapel was during the 13th or 14th century. In a will dated 1527 the chapel is referred to as the Oratory of St Saviour. In Leycester's history of Cheshire it is stated that in 1666 the "ancient chapel of Stretton" was "ruinous and in decay". In 1826–27 a Commissioners' Church was built as a chapel of ease to Great Budworth.
Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241232. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
Stretton St Matthew parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|Stretton St Matthew Parish (1827) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1827-1909
|FS BT'S||1827-1899|| NONE
Parish registers for Stretton, 1827-1960 The chapelry of Stretton is in the parish of Great Budworth.
Cheshire Record Office reference: P240/1-3, P240/1/3, P240/3/2.
|Parish registers Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, 1827-1929; Marriages, 1835-1866.||BRITISH 1656722 Items 12 - 15|
|Marriages, 1866-1938; Burials, 1828-1921||BRITISH 1656723 Items 1 - 2|
|Baptisms, 1914-1944; Burials, 1921-1960||VAULT BRITISH 2262943 Items 3 - 4|
Bishop's transcripts for Stretton, 1827-1899 Chapelry (later a parish) in Great Budworth parish. Includes Appleton.
Cheshire Record Office reference: EDB 191
An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop’s Transcripts (Diocese of Chester) is available online in FamilySearch Historical Records
|Bishop's transcripts Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, 1827-1851, 1896-1899. Burials, 1828-1851, 1896-1899. Marriages, 1835-1837.||BRITISH 1647671 Item 4|
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from 1 July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. Here are two excellent Internet sites with birth, marriage and death indexes available:
- Runcorn (1837–1974)
- Warrington (post 1974)
Poor Law Unions
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cheshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers
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- ↑ Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date Accessed: 9 April 2013
- ↑ 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 14 October 2013.
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